Sunday, January 08, 2006

The difference between me and a slug...

Yup, I slept on the couch for two nights running because it was too much work to get up and go to bed. Typical weekend here in the House of Sloth. (At least I fell asleep in front of the news instead of in front of HGTV this time. Not as embarrassing when I wake up.)

I was a busy little baker yesterday, however. These rolls are so damn good, but next time I'll increase the yeast because they didn't rise all that high.

Batter Rolls
Makes 1 dozen

3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 cup warm water
5-6 teaspoons yeast (equivalent to 2 packages)
1 egg
3 1/2 cups flour

Heat milk; stir in sugar, salt and butter, then set aside to cool for a few minutes. Place warm water into large bowl. Sprinkle yeast over water and stir until dissolved. Add milk mixture, egg and 2 1/2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours to overnight.

Remove from refrigerator, punch dough down, and spoon into greased muffin cups. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about one hour. In the meantime, preheat oven to 375 degrees. When dough has risen sufficiently, bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until starting to turn golden.

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